Grass Oysterling

Crepidotus epibryus

Pileus 8-22 mm broad, white, villose or tomentose, glabrescent, sessile, reniform, suborbicular, or dimidiate, margin incurved. Context medium thin, white.

Lamellae radiating from a lateral or eccentric point, subdistant, medium broad, white when young, finally pale ochraceous.

Stipe none; pileus strongly villose at point of attachment.

Spores 6-8 x 2.8-3.6 µ, pip-shaped, sublanceolate to somewhat ellipsoid to subovoid, smooth, colorless to pale yellow in 2% KOH. Pleurocystidia none; cheilocystidia 22-51 x 4-7 µ, clavate, cylindric, or ventricose, more rarely forked, clustered and conspicuous. Gill trama undulating subparallel, or at times slightly interwoven. Pileus trama interwoven, hyphae 3-4 µ, broad. Cuticle a trichodermium, the epicuticular hyphae loosely tangled, colorless, more or less erect, slender (2-4 µ broad). Clamp connections none (except on the hyphae at the point of attachment of pileus).
A Little White Crep, Crepidotus epibryus. This little fellow, about 8mm across, was growing with others on the side of a rotting branch. I was impressed with the symmetry when viewed from the underside. Canada,Crepidotus epibryus,Fall,Geotagged,Grass Oysterling,Little White Crep

Appearance

Pileus 8-22 mm broad, white, villose or tomentose, glabrescent, sessile, reniform, suborbicular, or dimidiate, margin incurved. Context medium thin, white.

Lamellae radiating from a lateral or eccentric point, subdistant, medium broad, white when young, finally pale ochraceous.

Stipe none; pileus strongly villose at point of attachment.

Spores 6-8 x 2.8-3.6 µ, pip-shaped, sublanceolate to somewhat ellipsoid to subovoid, smooth, colorless to pale yellow in 2% KOH. Pleurocystidia none; cheilocystidia 22-51 x 4-7 µ, clavate, cylindric, or ventricose, more rarely forked, clustered and conspicuous. Gill trama undulating subparallel, or at times slightly interwoven. Pileus trama interwoven, hyphae 3-4 µ, broad. Cuticle a trichodermium, the epicuticular hyphae loosely tangled, colorless, more or less erect, slender (2-4 µ broad). Clamp connections none (except on the hyphae at the point of attachment of pileus).
Common Split Gills or Little White Crep? Schizophyllum commune or Crepidotus epibryus? Canada,Crepidotus epibryus,Fall,Geotagged,Grass Oysterling

Naming

Crepidotus herbarum
A Pileus! A pileus or cap of a Little White Crep, Crepidotus epibryus. Canada,Crepidotus epibryus,Fall,Geotagged,Grass Oysterling,Little White Crep

Distribution

general in temperate North America, June-November.
Crepidotus epibryus  Crepidotus epibryus,Fall,Geotagged,Grass Oysterling,United States

Habitat

On deciduous logs and twigs, and herbaceous stems

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Taxonomy
KingdomFungi
DivisionBasidiomycota
ClassAgaricomycetes
OrderAgaricales
FamilyCrepidotaceae
GenusCrepidotus
SpeciesCrepidotus epibryus